Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool seeks to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child.
We are devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents.
In addition, we seek to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to her or his Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning.

Friday, April 17, 2015

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
April 17, 2015
28 Nissan, 5775
 
Shalom Nachshonim Families,
 
We had a very pleasant, and busy week at school. Here is what we have been up to.
 
Yom ha'atzmaut/Israel's Independence day
 -We are reading books about Israel including "It's Israel's Birthday". The children were inspired by this book and they made a pretend plane and flew to Israel. They gathered chairs in the room and lined them up facing the same direction. One child said they have the map. We had copilots.
-we have hung the degel Israel/ Israeli flag in the kitah. One child suggested we hang it on the window. 
-we had a look at some of Ofra's photographs from Israel. We saw images of Jerusalem, the shuk/market and yam/beach in Tel Aviv.
-we are painting with blue, the same blue we see on the flag.
-We have been talking about we know both Hebrew and English and we are comparing words of objects in both languages. 
 
Tools: 
-The children have been playing with toy tools indoors and outdoors. We had a chance to look at the preschool's real tool bag. We compared some of the real tools with the toy ones to see how they are similar.
-The children used the wooden hammers and golf tees (nails) in play dough.
-The children helped Ofra hang a frame on the hallway. We found the hammer in the nails in our tool bag.
-The workbench was set up in the play yard this week.
-Shaving cream and foam blocks for building in the sensory table. 
 
Play yard activities throughout the week:
-soapy water in the sensory table and tools to blow bubbles.
-Yarn and scissors in the sensory table. 
-Sand and water in our little turtle shaped pool. 
-Feathers and pom-poms in the sensory table. 
-Fire trucks and the fire station. 
-Sink and float in the sensory table. 
-Tinker toys, Tumbling mat, Tools
- Tea cups and plates and babies at the table. 
and more!
 
-Some art this week: Marble paintings on Monday morning, Liquid paint with eye droppers onto coffee filters on Thursday.
 
-We enjoyed the company of Nevonim children out in the play yard the week. We shared the yard with them a couple of times. We had some Nevonim children join us for lunch.
-At circle time, we like to sing the aleph-bet. Vered brought Aleph-Bet cards with pictures of the letters that create an image to share with us. We have read a few books about sleep and most of the characters in the story are wearing Pajamas. We are preparing for pajama day next week.
 
Next week we look forward to celebrating Israel's birthday, pajama day, and a field trip to the park. 
 
Shabbat Shalom,
Ofra and Vered

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